In August, I introduced Jennie, and in September you read about William.  Now I’d like to present the third real-life character in my work in progress, Legacy of Faith.
John Mackilligen was a much earlier cousin of William and Jennie McKillican, but he was likely an inspiration to their faith.
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The kirkyard in Alness, Ross, where John’s church once stood
John lived in the 17th century in Highland Scotland, entering a promising career as a Presbyterian minister.  But with the restoration of King Charles II to the throne, suddenly his faith was illegal.  Refusing to compromise his promise, John lived as a Covenanter, continuing to preach despite the risks of imprisonment and death.  He had to walk a thin line between the brutal Royalists on one side, and the equally brutal and overzealous Covenanters on the other.
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The “Covenanters’ Stone” at Obsdale, Ross
Enjoy the beginning of John’s story, and let me know what you think.
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